Behind the scenes

Most of my herp pictures weren’t taken in the field proper.  The animals were brought back to the lab, placed near the lab and photographed in an environment that was a bit more comfortable and tolerable for the photographer.  In addition to photographing the individuals, measurements such as length and weight were taken in a quick and dirty effort to provide some longer-term monitoring of these species.  Below, Mahmood (left) and Vinny (right – a fellow IRES student that arrived 1 July… the day I took to recover from my birthday) photograph a Micrurus. 

Mahmood and Vincent photographing Coral Snake - 07.11.2009 - 12.14.56